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Aida 1914Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The review in the Daily Record (14 March) contained cast details, and some comments.

"Aida is one of the big ventures included in the repertoire of Carl Rosa Opera. Its presentation is an ordeal, demanding great resources on the part of any company. Yet last night the presentation in the Glasgow Theatre Royal of Verdi's masterpiece, with its proud music and magnificent setting, was brilliant throughout.

The Carl Rosa Company gave to the opera a scenic grandeur, the vocal principals, excellently chosen, had the background ofa well-balanced chorus, and of an orchestra, which, under the penetrating direction of Mr Eugene Goossens, played with true sympathy. The production gave further proof of the discretion of the management in securing of the services of Mr William Wegener as one of their principal tenors. As Radames, he sang with fine comprehension of the heroic dignity of the part, using his flexible and robust voice with true art. His dominating presence on stage is a valuable asset to the company.

The singing of Miss Ina Hill in the Aida music was charming in its vocal quality and interpretative grasp; so, too, was that of Miss Sibyl Conklin as the Princess. The rich bass of Mr Arthur Winckworth as the High Priest, and the ringing baritone of Mr Hebden Foster as the King of Ethiopia were pleasing elements in a performance which was undoubtedly a triumph for the company."

Performance Cast

Amonasro King of Ethiopia and father of Aïda

Hebden Foster

Amneris daughter of the King of Egypt

Sybil Conklin

Aïda an Ethiopian slave

Ina Hill

Ramfis High Priest

Arthur Winckworth

Radamès Captain of the Guard

William Wegener

Production Cast

Conductor

Eugene Goossens II

Performance DatesAida 1914

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

13 Mar, 19.15

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